Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+195) Atlanta (-230)
Truist Park is the location where the Atlanta Braves (60-41) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (45-54) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks at +195 while the Braves are priced at -230. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Merrill Kelly and Max Fried.
The Diamondbacks have accrued 153 doubles as a squad and have hit 113 baseballs out of the park. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .388 and have been called out on strikes 840 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB. They have earned 399 runs batted in and 738 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .226. They have accumulated 424 runs and hold an OBP of .306.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 104 home runs in addition to 454 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 301 hitters and their FIP is 4.22 as a squad for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. The Diamondbacks have a team earned run average of 4.19 this year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 712 batters.
The Diamondbacks bullpen have a save percentage of 58.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The relievers have inherited 121 runners for the year and 25.6% of those runners ended up scoring. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 90 times and also have had 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 341 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have accumulated 51 holds for the year (18th in MLB). They have tallied 20 saves for the year and have blown 14 out of their 34 save opportunities.
The Diamondbacks have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,851 innings, which ranks them 13th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 2,617 putouts this season, as well as 830 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 25th in baseball, and have earned 83 double plays.
Kelly has taken the ball for 491 innings and has tallied 413 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.98 (217 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.246. He has surrendered 473 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 139 free passes. Kelly (33-32 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.03 while he has faced 2,046 hitters during his time in the majors.
Atlanta has compiled 155 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 455 runs batted in. They have hit 185 two-baggers, while walking 291 times and racking up 479 runs. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .312 as well as a batting average of .248 this season. The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .441 and they score 4.74 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 934 instances (2nd in baseball) and have notched a total of 852 base hits.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.230 and have a FIP of 3.45 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.99 (965 strikeouts against 323 free passes). They rank 9th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 790. They have given up 87 dingers and they concede 4.02 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 404 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.65 (367 earned runs given up).
Atlanta has had relievers enter the game in 55 save opportunities and they have recorded 36 saves. They are currently ranked 14th in baseball holding a save rate of 65.5%, and they have sent 316 relievers to the mound this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of their 133 inherited runners. Sitting with 119 save situations, the Braves have earned 62 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 875 assists, 43 errors and have notched a total of 2,716 putouts this year. In 8,148 innings on the field, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (20th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Fried has allowed 525 base hits and he has 564 K's in 572 innings pitched. Fried (50-21 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.21 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 204 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.199 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.50 and he has faced 2,359 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-230)
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